Sunday, July 26, 2009

Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group Mix It Up At the Airliners International 2009 in Orlando, Florida

Mike McComb an aviation writer for AIRWAYS Magazine review a series folders containing the historical technical data which was harvested from the Eastern archives and presented for public display. Many of these pages were meant for internal Eastern Airlines Company review only and never for public viewing
Even the much younger generation whose parents may have just been born at the time of the crash back in 1972, took amazement to the history of Flight 401. Kids ranging from grade school to high school all took a keen interest in meeting the group and learning about the crash
Surviving Flight Attendant Beverly Raposa explains to a young boy about the aircraft the Lockheed L-1011 in which she flew in as an Eastern Airlines Flight Attendant. The younger audiance express many inquizative question to all of the surviving memebers during the show
In a joint group effort this visitor get a great prospective about the crash from all three surviving member who were in attendance at the 2009 Airliners International. Visitors enjoyed the various views about the crashed expressed from both a passenger and flight cabin crew point of view
Beverly Raposa and Ron Infantino display a series of arranged post crash photo to on lookers who where all captivated by the information prepared and presented by the actual survivors, as well as the established and well research technical and operation data presented by the two honorary members Benny Benitez and Catherine Smallwood who also answered many questions during the three day event

Shown in the white ball cap is Shea Oakley, Executive Director of the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey. Shea and Beverly discuss the myths and facts surrounding the crash, as they exchange names of former crew members

Orlando, Florida July 23rd-25th 2009:

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